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Anarchists arrested for graffiti in Indonesia

From AMW

Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in Tangerang and Bekasi, Indonesia

On April 9th, 2020, three of our comrades were arrested and convicted of a heavy crime for spraying several graffiti that say “_sudah krisis, saatnya membakar_” (there’s a crisis already, time to burn) and “_melawan atau mati konyol_” (fight or perish). What is actually a voice of rightful citizens is considered a crime of provocation. Their art is a valid criticisms toward the government’s lack of integrity in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and just a petty crime at most.

”Op. Bialystok” – A text by anarchist Nico Aurigemma , from prison

”Op. Bialystok” – A text by anarchist Nico Aurigemma , from prison

From Act for Freedom!, Italy

Op. Bialystok – A text by Nico

We receive and publish this text by Nico from prison, dated 19/06/20:

To the friends and loves of my life, to my comrades of struggles and adventures, to the anarchists and all those interested in my situation: I am writing these few lines to update you on my conditions and to give you news of the repressive case that concerns me.

Call for Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners

Call for International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners 2020 // 23 – 30 August

From Till all are free

A new decade has started on this planet. With the rise of right-wing movements and the slow decline of social democracy, we are looking into coming years of intense struggle with the state and capitalism. There are already many anarchists sitting in prisons for taking on this fight—forgotten or ignored by liberals and human rights NGOs for “violent” actions.

Eric assaulted by guard at FCI Englewood

From supportericking.org

On June 18th Eric was taken into the showers while shackled and attacked. The guard took the metal detection wand and swung at his Each of his ankles and then then he would lift his leg this officer would swing at the other. The guard then picked Eric up and dropped him on his head onto the concrete in the shower. He woke up after loosing consciousness for 10 seconds thinking they were pouring water on his face. But it was his own blood.

The Network Trial in Petersburg: Closing Statements

Viktor Filinkov and Yuli Boyarshinov in court

From The Russian Reader

The trial of the “Network terrorist community,” whose alleged members have been charged with violating Article 205.4.2 of the Criminal Code, is winding down in Petersburg. The Second Western Military District Court has heard the case made by the prosecution, who asked the court to sentence Viktor Filinkov and Yuli Boyarshinov to nine and six years in prison, respectively. The court has also heard the cases made by the defense teams for both defendants. Today, Filinkov and Boyarshinov made their closing statements.

Anarchist Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Belarus

From AMW

Anarchist Prisoners Ivan Komar and Nikita Emelyanov on Hunger Strike in Belarus

Information came to our mail that anarchist prisoners Nikolai Emelyanova and Ivan Komar went on a hunger strike on June 16 in solidarity with the detained and arrested activists. The girlfriend of political prisoner Yana Chulitskaya also joined the hunger strike:

“What International?” – Interview with Anarchist Prisoner Alfredo Cospito [Part 3]

“What International?” – Interview with Anarchist Prisoner Alfredo Cospito [Part 3]

From Anarchists Worldwide, Italy

The following interview is the 3rd part in an ongoing dialogue between anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito, who is currently imprisoned at Ferrara Prison, and the editors of the Italian anarchist newspaper Vetriolo [Vitriol]. As far as we know, the first part of the interview has not been made available in English, however part two was translated by the Abolition Media Worldwide comrades in April 2019. Vetriolo have published the interview in parts, and have plans to publish the interview in its entirety in a forthcoming publication. We hope that we have captured the original spirit of the interview with our translation, however we are acutely aware of the possibility that some errors may have been made and we welcome any correspondence regarding any errors that may need correcting. To request copies of Vetriolo, they can be contacted via vetriolo[at]autistici.org

Update on Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

Update on Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

From Anarchists Worldwide, Spain

15.06.2020: Last Thursday, June 11, the Provincial Court, the court at the base of the judicial pyramid in Spain, demonstrated its inquisitorial power by rejecting the request for annulment of the OEDE (European Arrest Warrant) that sent our comrade back to the dungeons of the State after three and a half years of freedom.

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